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September 22, 2016

 

Cletra alnifolia shrub

Fragrant Shrubs

If you yearn for more fragrance in your garden, here are some suggestions for ornamental sweetshrubs that you could plant this fall.

October 15, 2015

 

meadow rue

Thalictrum Species Do Well In Shade

All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.

June 25, 2015

 

Roses in the rain.

O Rose So Fair And Sweet!

This is the time of year to enjoy roses in our gardens. Here are some poems about these lovely flowers.

March 19, 2015

 

japanese tree lilac

Japanese Tree Lilac

Japanese Tree Lilac is a useful, adaptable ornamental tree.

November 13, 2014

 

foxglove

Classic Plants

Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.

October 16, 2014

 

joe pye weed

Smaller And Better

Dwarf varieties of old favorites are much more suitable for small yards.

August 28, 2014

 

sunny rain gardens

Sunny Rain Gardens

Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.

May 1, 2014

 

dandelion fluff

Rhymes For Kids

We're reading a group of children's rhymes about flowers and spring.

August 22, 2013

 

peacock orchid.

Tropical Summer Bulbs Are Worth The Effort

Summer bulbs are labor intensive, as they have to be dug and stored each fall; however, they add immeasurably to the diversity of the summer garden.

August 9, 2012

 

american ginseng

American Ginseng

This is a plant that produces tiny greenish white flowers in June and July in an insignificant cluster. Bright red berries follow the flowers in late summer.

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